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  5/25/2014, Iyar 25, 5774

Attempt to Harm Presidential Candidate el-Sisi Uncovered


A senior Egyptian security officer said that the country’s defense forces unearthed an attempt to pull off a terror attack against the country’s leading presidential candidate, General Abed Fattah el-Sisi, Saudi news agency A- Madina reported. The source indicated that the attack was to be carried out via car bomb on one of the elections days scheduled to begin tomorrow (Monday).

The source also revealed that civilian flight plans were to be included in the attack, and that an Al-Qaeda leader and Muslim Brotherhood senior members had been in contact and were planning to establish a terror cell to launch attacks at polling stations.